Dick Gustafson :What a difference 20 miles can make
A response to Dave Beaulieu of Nov. 20.
Dave, I'm not gonna to refute point for point your comments even though that would be fun. I'm not going to recommend any books or authors to back my point of view. And no liar name-calling. I would, however, like to assume several things (I know what happens when we assume).
We probably live within 20 miles of each other. That we were taught in pretty much the same school systems and we have a deep love for our country. Yes it's not perfect-never was, never will be-but that's OK. In our own little ways we're trying to make a difference.
Now here's what I don't understand. Why do we see things so different? I don't see the country going down the tubes into darkness. I do see an element that to me is trying to bring us down but I like our current leaders and have faith they will do what's best for America's long term.
Have they made mistakes? Of course. Could they do better? Heck yes. For five years all we've heard is how stupid Bush is but somehow this stupid man has done all this shadowy under-dealing to do what? Take over the world? Every maniac has a plan; what's his? I can't see it from here.
Dave, tell me what you see from those 20 short miles away.